Single parent, zero hour contract. Two wages in one month, universal credit stopped. Forced to go without any payments for at least ten weeks.

The poor side of life

Dear readers, I’ll be blatantly honest with you. Today was awful, really difficult and wasn’t helped by a person denying that universal credit is the best thing ever. The conversation went on for about fifteen minutes and took me away from helping people.

It’s not hard to find evidence to the contrary is it. It’s been plastered all over the newspapers these past few weeks. Anyway at least I wasn’t spat at this time.

Anyway today was freezing cold and I can’t thank Roy, Pat and Ron for coming along to help. Also to a facebook friend that joined us for a while. I really do appreciate this.

Today was hard for many reasons, I did my best but I’m not a miracle worker. We handed out our usual food parcels, helped and advised people, signposted them and contacted my local mp, and put other people in touch with their…

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